This semester sees the beginning of the opening of the student recreation center. In case you did not know, this is a $28.6 million and 72,575 square-foot new building for students on the corner of New Street and Sharpless Street. This center offers a variety of services including a fitness center, two-court gymnasium, elevated track, rock-climbing wall, and more. This building was a much-needed addition to this university. The old fitness center at the bottom of Sykes was inadequate for student needs. It was far too small and had little to offer. For example, there were constantly lines to get on a treadmill. This new student recreation center will give West Chester University a new chance for students to work out and be healthy.
-Jack Barnett

You may have noticed that Church Street is newly paved. It is about time that this was done. Church Street is the prime street of the university. It bridges to very important areas of West Chester University: the Quad and the dorms. It holds many important buildings, a main bus stop for Septa and the university, and many food trucks. When one visits West Chester University, it is inevitable that they will see the street. A mismatched, worn-down street does not present a very ideal image for visitors. A nicely paved street is obviously more appealing.
-Jack Barnett

This summer Obama opted to stop deporting some illegal immigrants. This mostly consisted of those who came to this country as children. This was a big move on the political scene, but not on the immigration one. This is because this is not a lasting change. It does not include amnesty or a new path to citizenship. Obama himself has acknowledged this. A final decision on immigration is still to come. While this was not a bold move on the immigration issue, it was a big win for Obama politically. His poll numbers went up in battleground states such as Pennsylvania. Latinos are an important swing vote that Obama has started to court, while Romney has not.
-Jack Barnett

So the DNC and RNC are now over. Just remeber to think about more than just what a politician says. Politicians say a lot of things. No matter how good a speech is, there is always some falsehood hiding there. What matters is what they do or what they did. This happens before and after the conventions. Do not be fooled by words. Look at the actions done by these people and then make your opinion on whom to vote for. After all, it is said that actions speak louder then words.
-Jack Barnett

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